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Chicago Conservation Corps


The Chicago Conservation Corps (C3) recruits, trains, and supports a network of volunteers who work together to improve the quality of life in our neighborhoods and schools through sustainability service projects.

If you have an interest in sustainability issues and wish to make a difference in your neighborhood, get involved in one of C3’s programs.

Chicago Conservation Corps Leaders

Leaders participate in 20+ hours of training classes that equip them with a broad understanding of urban environmental challenges and opportunities. Local experts teach these classes, covering environmental principles and skills in fivesubject areas: water, energy, green space, waste & community organizing.

Making a difference
Following the classes, Leaders turn their learning into action by developing and leading sustainability service projects in their communities with support from C3 partners and staff. After the project is complete, the Leader is recognized at an annual Leader Graduation Celebration and is eligible to complete further Leader projects.

Spring 2016 Environmental Leadership Training Series
The Chicago Conservation Corps is now recruiting for its Spring 2016 Environmental Leadership Training Series.

Orientation dates:

  • Monday, April 18, Noon to 1 p.m., Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan Ave., #700
  • Tuesday, April 19, 6 to 7 p.m., Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park
  • Wednesday, April 20, 6 to 7 p.m., Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Dr.
  • Thursday, April 21, 6 to 7 p.m., location TBD (southside)

To participate in the training course, you must be an adult Chicago resident and attend one of the orientations above. Reserve a space at an orientation by clicking the button below.

Spring Training Registration Form

The course will be held at C3’s home, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon, Wednesdays, May 4 through June 1, 6:00 – 9:30 p.m. A $125 fee covers class participation; financial assistance is available upon request.

Please contact with further questions.

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